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    Afternoon Programs Held at Whittier

    These programs are brought to Whittier by the PTA: programs.whittierpta@gmail.com


    Comic Design and Gamer Clubs with Mr. Buck

    5 Week half sessions starting early May. Spots will be on a first come first serve basis and space is limited. Forms may be found in the main office or you may contact Mr. Buck directly for one at BCBuck@seattleschools.org.

    Tuesday Comic Design Club, All Ages

    Come and develop skills in comic design and illustration and learn how to create characters, scenes and comic strips. 
    WHEN: Every Tuesday, May 8-June 5 
    WHERE: Room 103 (Art) *Students will meet in the gym after school and walk down with Mr. Buck at 2:45. 
    TIME: 2:45-3:45 
    COST: $15 Check Payable to Whittier Elementary School. Please contact Mr. Buck directly to inquire about scholarships. BCBuck@seattleschools.org 

    Thursday Gamers Group, All Ages

    Bring your favorite board, tabletop, card games to share and play with friends and learn and play new games with Mr. Buck. 
    WHEN: Every Thursday, May 10-June 7  
    WHERE: Room 103 (Art) *Students will meet in the gym after school and walk down with Mr. Buck at 2:45. 
    TIME: 2:45-3:45 
    COST: $20 Check Payable to Whittier Elementary School. Please contact Mr. Buck directly to inquire about scholarships. BCBuck@seattleschools.org 

    Outdoor Wilderness at Whittier

    Spring Quarter Details:
    Grades K-3: Fridays from 2:25 to 4pm
    10 Classes
    April 6- June 15 (no classes 4/13)
    Cost: $257.50
    Registration: www.schools.seattleadventuresports.com/WhittierK3
    Welcome to spring quarter at Outdoor Wilderness. Spring quarter is focused on developing skills that will help with camping or hiking trips you have planned with the family- navigation, what to do if you get lost, and how to survive the wild. As the weather can still be fickle, we'll practice good outdoor living skills to stay warm and dry- some days in our lavvu- a Scandinavian tipi- and some days in shelters we build ourselves.
    Topics we’ll be covering this quarter include: animal tracking & identification, leave no trace wilderness ethics, rope-making, and of course lots and lots of games and fun activities! Every quarter we do different activities, so whether this is your first quarter with us or your 5th, we’ll all be outside having fun together.
    *If anyone needs assistance with warm/weatherproof clothes, Seattle Adventure Sports does have loaners- please ask!*


    The Language Link - Spanish:

    Spanish Novice K-2

    This class is for students in their first or second year of Spanish study. Session 2 will focus on new themes and activities to build on what students have already learned. By the end of this school year, these students will, at minimum, be able to understand familiar words, basic phrases, and commands. They will also be able to use short, practiced phrases to speak about themselves, their families, and their surroundings. New and returning students are welcome!

    Registration details:

    Class Length: 60 minutes
    Registration: www.thelanguagelinkllc.com
    Grades: K-2
    Dates: Mondays and Fridays 2:30-3:30 PM, begins 3/9 and ends 6/18 (27 classes)
    Cost: $315 through February 2nd, then $330.

    Spanish Novice 3-5

    This class is for students in their first or second year of Spanish study. Session 2 will focus on new themes and activities to build on what students have already learned.  By the end of this school year, these students will, at minimum, be able to understand familiar words, basic phrases, and commands. They will also be able to use short, practiced phrases to speak about themselves, their families, and their surroundings. New and returning students are welcome!

    Registration details:

    Class Length: 60 minutes
    Registration: www.thelanguagelinkllc.com
    Grades: 3-5
    Dates: Mondays and Fridays 2:30-3:30 PM, begins 3/9 and ends 6/18 (27 classes)
    Cost: $315 through February 2, then $330.


    Chess 4 Life

    This class is for any student interested in learning or increasing his or her knowledge of chess. They cover principles of chess, both basic and advanced for players of all levels. The classes are taught by experienced Chess4Life chess coaches. All of the coaches work closely with National Master Elliott Neff and follow the Chess4Life curriculum designed by Elliott.

    Registration details:

    Register at https://chess4life.com/
    Ages ALL GRADES
    Location: Whittier Elementary School
    Wednesdays 1:15 to 2:15pm
    Starts 4/18 to 6/13 
    Cost $149 (9 classes)


    PLAYWELL TEKnologies:

    Intro to STEM with with LEGO® Materials, Spring 

    Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. 
    Registration details:

    Register at http://www.play-well.org/

    Intro to STEM with with LEGO® Materials, Winter ID: 64032
    Grades 1-K
    Wednesdays, 4/18/18 - 5/30/18.   7 Sessions
    1:10pm - 3:15pm
    Play-Well: $159.00 (Price Per Course Per Participant)


    STEM Challenge with with LEGO® Materials, Spring

    Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Gear Cars, Gondolas, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. 

    Registration details:

    Register at http://www.play-well.org/

    STEM Challenge with with LEGO® Materials, Winter ID: 64033

    Grades: 2 to 5

    Fridays, 4/20/18 - 6/8/18.  8 Sessions

     2:25pm - 4:00pm

    Play-Well: $136.00 (Price Per Course Per Participant)


    Seattle Parks and Recreation Offerings:

    Whittier partners with Seattle Parks and Recreation and local businesses to offer students a variety of after school classes held in the Whittier Elementary building.


    Machine Sewing @Whittier, Spring

    Students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. Beginning students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. Student will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more! All sewing classes are supervised by Chelsea Cook, owner of Little Hands Creations. 

    Registration details:

    Loyal Height Community Center, register on SPARC https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp

    Ages 7-12

    Instructor: Little Hands Sewing

    Location: Whittier Elementary School

    Starts 4/16, Monday  2:30-4 p.m. 


    Hip Hop @Whittier, Spring

    Learn the creative and energetic dance steps of Hip Hop for fun or fitness. Hip Hop classes are designed for students to learn all facets, foundations and fundamentals of hip hop. Students will leave class refreshed, with confidence and ready to strut their stuff.

    Registration details:

    Loyal Height Community Center, register on SPARC https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp

    Ages 5-12

    Instructor: Anna Nagy

    Location: Whittier Elementary School

    Starts 4/17 Tuedays 2:30-4 p.m. 


    Coding @Whittier, Spring (cancelled!)


    Wildcat Recreation with Mr. Pule

    Mr. Pule will offer after-school recreation programs during the 2017-2018 school year. Information and registration forms.


    Other After School Enrichment Options